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Ch_6_StudyQ-1 - Chris Ulfers Section 5 Chapter 6 STUDY...

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Chris Ulfers 10/25/2010 Section 5 Chapter 6 S TUDY Q UESTIONS 1) Identify and define the torts that protect against the intentional interference with persons. The torts that protect against intentional interference with persons include the following. Assault is any intentional, unexcused act that creates a reasonable apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact in another person. Battery involves the completion of an act that caused apprehension, only if it results in harm to the plaintiff. False imprisonment involves the intentional confinement or restraint of another person’s activities without justification. Furthermore, intentional infliction of emotional distress is defined as an intentional act that amounts to extreme and outrageous conduct resulting in severe emotional distress to another. Defamation involves the wrongful hurting of a person’s good reputation, and can be subdivided into notions of slander and libel, respectively. Invasion of privacy deals with the safeguarding of rights guaranteed by various laws concerning the right to privacy of every individual. This tort can also be subdivided into four separate subsections; known as appropriation of identity, intrusion into an individual’s affairs or seclusion, false light, and public disclosure of private facts. Continuing further, appropriation is another tort protecting against intentional interference with persons. This tort deals with the use of
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